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Marine Layer 2018 Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay


Type: White

Grape Variety: Chardonnay

Country: USA

State: California

Category: Wine

Pairs with: Fig and prosciutto flatbread 

Good for: Drinks on your friends Sailboat

Grape: Chardonnay 

I am from: Sonoma, California


The Story: Located in the Green Valley sub-AVA, Charles Heintz Vineyard is just outside of the town of Occidental. Two ridges in, and only about 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, Heintz has become one of the most famous Chardonnay sites in California. The Chardonnay from this vineyard develops slowly as foggy, cool evenings slow down ripening significantly, especially at the end of the season. 

Owner and grower, Charlie Heintz’s family has farmed this land for over 100 years. Charlie’s grandparents purchased the property in 1912 and grew Zinfandel until the Prohibition era. The vineyards were replaced with apple orchards until 1982 when they replanted most of the acreage to Chardonnay.


Why You’ll Love Me: I have ripe notes of White Peach, Granny smith apple and Marzipan.